Angela Kohl Drennan

angela drennan

December 27, 1942 ~ November 26, 2023

Born in: Nashville, Tennessee
Resided in: Nashville, Tennessee

Angela Kohl Drennan, age 80, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2023.

Angela was one of five children born to Mary Badacour and John B. Kohl, Jr., who both preceded her in death. She graduated from St. Bernard Academy, Class of 1961. Angela married the love of her life, William Drennan on December 26, 1962, at Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, TN.

Angela is preceded in death by her husband, Billy, her son, Michael, and siblings Kay Kohl Wyatt (Randall) and John Kohl (Bunny). She is survived by her sons, William Paul Jr. (Doc) Drennan, Matthew Drennan (Amelia), and her daughter, Dena Rutledge (Lee); her grandchildren, Lauren Drennan, Ryan Fuerst (Paul), Will Rutledge (Mariana), Kate Rutledge, Matilda and Madoc Drennan, and great-grandchildren, Willow Rose Arrington, Samuel and James Fuerst. She is also survived by her brother, Jimmy Kohl (Liz), and sister, Margaret Allen (Tommy, deceased), and sister in laws Jean Dortch (Bill,deceased),Rose Drennan (Joe, deceased)and many nieces and nephews.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be terribly missed.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at 10:30 a.m. with Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests with gratitude that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association, organizations that were held near and dear to Angela’s heart.

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.


Visitation: December 6, 2023 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Room: Chapel Narthex

St. Henry Catholic Church
6401 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

Memorial Mass: December 6, 2023 11:30 am

Room: Chapel

St. Henry Catholic Church
6401 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

Interment: December 6, 2023 1:15 pm

Calvary Cemetery
1001 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

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  1. We were friends since high school. We shared so many laughs and tears. Happy times and sad. I will always treasure the memories of our good times and be thankful to have had her in my life

  2. I am so sorry to hear this . I loved her she was so kind and sweet. A Beautiful Person . She is with her Billy

  3. Since first grade at Cathedral thru high school at St. Bernard Academy we felt like two sides of the same coin. The world is far darker now that her light is gone. I am sure there is another star in the sky shining down on all of us who loved her; twinkling right next to Billy’s and they are laughing together again

  4. Angela Drennan/Grammy was my great grandma
    I loved her so much. She is always by my side even right now.
    She will always be in my heart.

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